Serbien: Patriarch received a high dignitary from EKDHis Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej received a high-ranking officer of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) with see in Hannover, Oberkirchenrat Dirk Stelter, an officer for ecumenical affairs and relations with parishes of this Church in Eastern and Southern Europe. The reception was held at the Serbian Patriarchate on April 23rd, 2018. The conversations related to the current state of inter-Church relations and possibilities of their further development. His Holiness also praised the hitherto engagement of the Evangelical Church in Germany, as well as the Catholic Church in that country to assist Serbian parishes in Germany, and stressed the importance of granting scholarships to our postgraduate students for further studies at Theological Faculties in Germany.
Revd. Hans-Frieder Rabus, German evangelical pastor in Belgrade, was accompanying the Oberkirchenrat Dirk Stelter. Revd. Archdeacon Radomir Rakic and Deacon Aleksandar Prascevic attended the reception. (© 1999-2016 by The Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church, www.spc.rs, 24. April 2018)